Last Thursday night I had to set my alarm for the first time in 6 weeks… it was devastating! 😲
However I really cannot complain; I love my job. 🖤
I work as a Teaching Assistant in a lovely little primary school which is 5 minutes down the road from where I live. I finish at 1.15 every day so get to spend the afternoon walking Josie and playing with Jessie. I am one lucky mummy.
I can’t believe that this time 2 years ago I was just starting my first teaching job and this time a year ago I was preparing to go back to work, teaching full time, with a 6 month old baby.
My stress levels were through the roof!
I really do admire anyone who manages to go back full time after having a baby – especially in such a demanding profession such as teaching. I also know how lucky we are that it is possible for me to work part time.
I took a break from teaching in January this year, and although I do miss having my own class and planning my own lessons (oh and the money 🙄), I don’t miss not spending quality time with my family, planning and marking until midnight and getting up at 5am all whilst feeling like I’m failing in both jobs as a Mum and a teacher. 👎🏻
I do hope, and plan, to return teaching one day however at this point in my life I feel this is the best option for our family.
Here’s some selfies me and Jessie took one afternoon this week 😊💕